Radioactive water disposal plan would turn national park site into toxic dump

IGas should not be allowed to dispose of radioactive wastewater in a well at its Singleton oil site in the South Downs, campaigners have argued.

The company has applied for an environmental permit to continue reinjecting fluid from sites across southern England. The waste contains naturally-occurring radioactive material, known as NORM.

The Weald Action Group has objected to IGas’s application, accusing the company of not providing enough information and underestimating risks.

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RAG AGM Jan 2020

ROSEACRE AWARENESS GROUP

Happy New Year to all our Supporters.

Below is the agenda for our AGM on 29th January.   To give us some idea of numbers it would be helpful if you could please indicate that you are interested in attending by replying ‘Yes’ to this email.  We look forward to seeing you there.

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

WEDNESDAY, 29TH JANUARY 2020

7.30.PM AT THE DERBY ARMS, TREALES

 

AGENDA
 

            1.     Welcome
            2.     Introduction & Apologies    
            3.     Chair’s Address
            4.     Treasurer’s Financial Report
            5.     Election of Officers & Confirmation of Constitution
            6.     Decision re Future of RAG
             7.     Any Other Business
            8.     Open Forum
            9.     Date of next AGM
          10.     Date of next RAG Meeting

 

 

2019 WAS THE YEAR THAT FRACKING FELL APART

Probably the merriest fossil fuel stories of 2019 show the fracking industry on the verge of a meltdown.

Despite a raft of accounting gimmicks, the industry wasn’t able to hide the fact that it was drowning in red ink. By mid-year, Sightline’s Clark Williams-Derry reported that:

A cross-section of 29 fracking-focused oil and gas companies reported more than $2.5 billion in negative free cash flows in the first quarter of 2019. These results were even worse than in the fourth quarter of 2018…

 

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FRACKING BY ANOTHER NAME

From Paul Simmonds, St Lawrence:

Don’t be fooled by UKOG claims –it’s fracking by another name.

IW residents need to come together in solidarity to oppose UKOG’s intentions to extract oil and gas on the Island.

A council spokesperson states, “any planning application would be determined on its merits”. This is an outrage; there are no merits. It’s criminal that our council should consider any planning permission they clearly have no social responsibility or conscience.

UKOG claims, “there will be no fracking and no pollution. Don’t be fooled, they can’t be trusted as their well-kept secret doesn’t tell you they intend to use a process called chemical acidisation; which like fracking carries all the risks to our health and environment but even worse it uses a higher concentration of chemicals. Companies like UKOG want to use this process across Sussex, Surrey, Hampshire and the IW. It’s fracking by another name.

The threat is real and we cannot be complacent. Frack Free IW is doing a fantastic job in challenging this but the community needs to stand up and defend its rights to clean air and water, and protect our environment in the face of a climate change crisis.

Four green policy concerns Boris Johnson must address immediately

Johnson looks set to prioritise “getting Brexit done” during his first few days within his new majority and while that will have huge ramifications for UK green policy, there are also a few other areas that the Prime Minister needs to address immediately in order to boost business confidence in delivering a net-zero economy by 2050.

So, what should be at the top of the Tories’ bulging in-tray of green policy issues?

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